The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be in the driver’s seat for Kevin Love.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are negotiating only with the Cavs about a potential trade for the All-Star power forward, ESPN reports.
The Timberwolves had reportedly been in talks with the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors about a potential Love deal. According to the report, the Bulls have become pessimistic about their chances of topping the package the Cavs are offering for Love and the Warriors are still not willing to include swingman Klay Thompson in any potential trade.
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Sources have told ESPN that a Love-to-Cavs deal is more a matter of "when" not "if." The Cavaliers reportedly have offered this year’s No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, last year’s top overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick for Love. Wiggins recently signed his rookie deal, which negates him from being traded for 30 days.
The Cavaliers have gone from rebuilding mode to a win-now mentality after LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat and return to his hometown team.